New executions in Iran: UN says regime weaponising death penalty to frighten public
14 January 2023 | 4:53 pm
Tehran is weaponizing the death penalty to punish individuals taking part in protests in order to strike fear into the Iranian population and stamp out dissent, the UN human rights chief said on January 10.
Three months after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini sparked a mass protest movement, renowned exiled French-Iranian photographer Reza Deghati says he believes the end of Iran's Islamic Republic is near. He spoke to FRANCE 24 from Baku, Azerbaijan, where he's travelled in order to quickly enter neighbouring Iran in the event of the regime's collapse.
Protests that have shaken Iran to its core are entering their fourth month as Tehran continues with executions. At least two protesters have already been hanged.
Dozens of jailed anti-regime protesters in Iran are facing execution for waging "war against God." Lawyers and prominent Shiite scholars sharply criticize the judiciary.
Germany has joined the chorus of disapproval over Iran-supplied drones Russia uses to "terrorize Ukrainian civilians." The West has been pressuring the UN to investigate. DW has the latest.
The Congolese government wants to speed up the procurement of weapons to help it fight rebel groups in the east. The UN also renewed its peacekeeping mission in the DRC for another year.
Despite criticism at home and abroad, the Iranian government continues to hold firm on Revolutionary Courts and death sentences.
A leaked report from UN experts accuses Rwanda's army of running military operations against DR Congo. Rwanda has long denied Kinshasa's accusations that it supports the M23 rebels.
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Ever since the death of a young woman in police custody for allegedly wearing her headscarf improperly, Iranians from all walks of life have been raising their voices in anger. Their protest is being echoed by people around the globe, not least in the world of art.
The Security Council has called for the "full, equal, and meaningful participation of women and girls in Afghanistan," after the Taliban barred women from working in NGOs and attending universities.
"We just have to continue with the sanctions, especially with the political sanctions and the financial sanctions that hurt the single people who are part of this government — of this murderous government," Iranian-German filmmaker Siba Shakib told DW.
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